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Jim Rothermich Earns Highest Professional Status for Appraisers

July 24, 2019

James H. Rothermich, MAI, ARA, vice president with Iowa Appraisal and Research Corporation, has been awarded the Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA) designation from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers® (ASFMRA®).

Rothermich earned the ARA designation by meeting stringent requirements in experience and education, in addition to passing rigorous written examination and abiding by the American Society's Code of Ethics. Rothermich joins a select 45 percent of the ASFMRA membership who have received the Accredited status and currently maintain it through the ASFMRA continuing education program.

Accredited Rural Appraisers understand the changing face of the appraisal industry and can ensure that an appraisal complies with regulations and requirements. They possess additional expertise exceeding nearly all state certification and licensing requirements. In addition, an Accredited Rural Appraiser is connected to a national network of professional resource information.


The American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers® (ASFMRA®) is the largest professional society for rural property land experts, boasting over 2100 members in 31 chapters throughout the United States. ASFMRA truly represents The Most Trusted Rural Property Professionals and is the organization for individuals who provide management, consultation, and valuation services, as well as real estate services on rural and agricultural assets. The land experts who hold membership in ASFMRA work under a professional code of ethics, which includes continuing education requirements. You can rest assured that if you’re working with someone who is an accredited member of the Society, you are truly working with a competent land expert and agricultural professional who can assist you with all of your property, land and asset needs.

About Iowa Appraisal and Research Corporation

Serving clients since 1958, Iowa Appraisal and Research Corporation is a real estate appraisal firm specializing in commercial and agricultural real estate appraisals, appraisal reviews, market studies and feasibility studies. For more information please visit www.iowaappraisal.com.

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